Sandviken is a small city in the middle of Sweden, with a population of around 35,000. It is best known for its steel production, as well as for being the birthplace of the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Alfred Nobel. The city is located in the province of Gävleborg, about two hours north of Stockholm by train. Sandviken is a charming city with a well-preserved historical centre. The main attraction is the old city hall, which is now a museum, as well as the imposing Sandviken fortress, which is open to the public. There are also a few parks and a lovely lakeside promenade. The city is home to a number of good restaurants, as well as a few microbreweries. There is also a large shopping centre, a cinema, and a few nightclubs. Sandviken is a great place to relax and enjoy the Swedish countryside.